5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2012
The heater is a winner. Plenty of heat output and it has a regulater for each propane tank plus, a quick connect plug for use with the larger BBQ-style tanks.
The probem is: Most folks want to use the air filter along with the quick-connect hose adapter. This won't work. The filter doesn't have the correct threads to do this. If you want to use the filter, buy the standard hose and a regulator for the larger tank. (NOT the quick-connect hose) Make sure you use a regulator AT THE TANK. You don't want the flexible hose to fail with any high pressure from a larger tank. The use of smaller tanks can be directly connected to one or both fuel inlets because they have thier own regulators. The quick connect fitting on the heater has no regulator. As always, read the instruction manual first before you do anything and make sure your connections are tight.
on May 18, 2013
I purchased this heater to help heat an insulated garage. While this heater puts out quite a bit of heat, it never heated the garage sufficiently. The fan could blow a bit more heat. The two propane tanks don't last long at all. I think at full heat, it ran through two tanks, (one goes on each side of heater) in about 5 hours. Maybe it would last longer with the optional large propane tank connection available. It's expensive to run for any length of time.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on November 9, 2012
I bought one of these last winter. I tied it into my home furnace line. When trying to go to high heat, the unit partially lit and then shut down. I exchanged it for another identical unit. Same result. Contacted Mr. Heater customer service and was told it must have a filter. I purchased a filter last week and have the same result. So actually I have a 9000 BTU heater. I would not buy another Mr. Heater product.